Best to look FORWARD when driving!Woman in the Middle | January 8, 2013
I am feeling like my karma is a little off recently. Yesterday was a fine example. I was rear ended by a driver who apparently spends quite a bit of time going forward while looking a different direction.
I was trying to turn right on a red light (legal here) at a busy intersection. I started to go forward then had to stop as a car appeared from behind another car. The man behind me saw me start to go forward and NEVER LOOKED FORWARD AGAIN before flooring it several seconds later. Let me make this clear. Once I started to go forward, he looked left, waited until there was a small break in the traffic, hit the gas, and never during that time looked straight ahead again. What if there had been a pedestrian crossing the street instead of just me, hanging out in my big old car?
In an effort to bring my karma into alignment I was very pleasant to the man who hit me. We exchanged information at my insistence and off we went again. I am happy to report that the Toyota Camry I was driving came through with just a couple of scratches on the bumper. I don’t seem to have whiplash. Sigh….
So, my lesson for the day: Look FORWARD when you are driving forward!